Decorative Objects

RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

The Polyfloss Factory is a project which aims to to reduce waste on a personal level while creating unique homemade objects out of recycled plastics. The process of recycling plastics is complicated and

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Sophie Aschauer’s Beautiful SerpentSea Rugs Are Made From Upcycled Marine Rope

Sophie Aschauer’s Beautiful SerpentSea Rugs Are Made From Upcycled Marine Rope

Unless you grew up at the seashore or work in the sailing industry, you’ve probably never thought about what happens to marine rope once it’s no longer useful aboard a boat. Thankfully, there are

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CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table

CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table

Lighting designer Christopher Poehlmann is no stranger to Inhabitat or the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. We've long been a fan of Poehlman's gorgeous, sculptural 'New

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Peru Gift Show Highlights Sustainable Design

Peru Gift Show Highlights Sustainable Design

Curated by interior designers Rocio del Barco and Alejandro Rincon, the house was a treasure-trove of sustainable and eco-friendly designs that highlighted the country’s pride in its traditional artisan

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Brecce Lamps by Marco Stefanelli Wedge Bright Lights Into Logs

Brecce Lamps by Marco Stefanelli Wedge Bright Lights Into Logs

'A lamp within a log' is the cool idea behind Marco Stefanelli's gorgeous Brecce (Breaches) Collection, which debuted at this year's Milan Furniture Fair Cascina Cuccagna show. A combination of light,

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Heath Ceramics’ Sustainable Pottery Pieces Will Complement any Contemporary Home

Heath Ceramics’ Sustainable Pottery Pieces Will Complement any Contemporary Home

Many of Heath Ceramics' products, including their iconic stoneware teapot, were designed in the 1940s and continue to be produced today under the same design methods and manufacturing processes. Mining

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IKEA PS Unveils Smart, Sustainable Designs at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2012

IKEA PS Unveils Smart, Sustainable Designs at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2012

This bamboo table has three changeable tabletops - a planter, a fruit bowl and a normal flat table. It can also be put together to create different compositions. Poltrona is a minimalist take on

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Studio Mango’s Lygo Lamp Can Be Assembled Like LEGO Blocks

Studio Mango’s Lygo Lamp Can Be Assembled Like LEGO Blocks

Studio Mango’s cool and contemporary Lygo Lamp gives a nod to our favorite childhood building block - the LEGO! Each Lygo Lamp comes in a thin package which contains a lighting fixture and 144

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Artist Izumi Akinobu Captures Miniature Worlds in Tiny Glass Bottles

Artist Izumi Akinobu Captures Miniature Worlds in Tiny Glass Bottles

A super tiny turtle measuring only 0.1 inches swims near an uninhabited island with a palm tree.  Instead of taking your loved one to Paris, why don't you make it less obvious and propose with

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NUBE Lights Turns Plastic Bags into Illuminated Modern Art

NUBE Lights Turns Plastic Bags into Illuminated Modern Art

NUBE lights may look like modern art at first glance but they're actually made out of everyday, discarded materials. Each one is made from anywhere from 10 to nearly 100 reclaimed plastic bags depending

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Formafantasma’s Natural Botanica Vessels Look Like Archaeological Artifacts

Formafantasma’s Natural Botanica Vessels Look Like Archaeological Artifacts

We recently showed you Formafantasma's crafty vessels made from flour, agricultural waste and limestone, but the design studio has developed another amazing set of archaic-looking objects. Commissioned by

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Artist Valerie Buess Twists and Turns Paper Into Magical Underwater Creatures

Artist Valerie Buess Twists and Turns Paper Into Magical Underwater Creatures

Based in Germany, but born in Switzerland, Valerie Buess has been experimenting with paper for the last twenty years. By twisting, turning, folding and sometimes adding some color to her work, she creates

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Nendo Unveils Collection of Sculptural Objects Made From Japanese Farming Nets

Nendo Unveils Collection of Sculptural Objects Made From Japanese Farming Nets

Tokyo-based Nendo has a lovely new collection of sculptural objects made from farming-net, an agricultural mesh ordinarily placed around fruit and vegetables to protect them from harm by wind and animals.

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Wandschappen’s Curious FeltPlants Cast a Familiar Shadow

Wandschappen’s Curious FeltPlants Cast a Familiar Shadow

Sculptural and certainly peculiar, Wandschappen‘s Feltplants were obviously not designed to replace our oxygen-supplying friends. Instead, they give a little hope for those less than green thumbs

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Michelle Taylor Knits and Sews Together Broken Ceramic Tea Sets Anew

Michelle Taylor Knits and Sews Together Broken Ceramic Tea Sets Anew

Michelle Taylor's work is about a personal childhood experience of loss. By fixing broken ceramics, chinaware and found souvenirs through sewing and knitting the stray pieces together, the artist finds a

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AMBIVALENZ’s Flat Pack Furniture Doubles as Art Prints

AMBIVALENZ’s Flat Pack Furniture Doubles as Art Prints

At first glance, FLÄPPS can look like a simple rectangular art print. Coming in plain white, black and white text balloons, a bouquet of flowers on blue, or patterns of colorful lines, the wooden pieces

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Piet Hein Eek’s Fair Trade Baskets are Beautifully Handcrafted from Recycled Palm Wood

Piet Hein Eek’s Fair Trade Baskets are Beautifully Handcrafted from Recycled Palm Wood

Famous Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek recently designed a beautiful set of baskets, bowls, and trays for Fair Trade Originals. Each piece was handcrafted in Vietnam using palm wood slabs according to the

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Bunaco Creates Striking Eco-Friendly Housewares From Strips of Beechwood

Bunaco Creates Striking Eco-Friendly Housewares From Strips of Beechwood

Japanese brand Bunaco uses environmentally friendly techniques to produce finely designed home products from ribbons of beechwood. Founded in 1956 in the Aomori region of Japan, Bunaco uses an innovative

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See-Saw Uses Salvaged Japanese Wood to Create Fun Modern Furnishings

See-Saw Uses Salvaged Japanese Wood to Create Fun Modern Furnishings

Furniture label See-Saw reclaims discarded wood and uses it to create colorful, joyful, and appealing furnishings. They recently released their first collection at DESIGNTIDE Tokyo, where they presented 4

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Tolerance by Daisuke Kitagawa Gives New Life to Everyday Objects

Tolerance by Daisuke Kitagawa Gives New Life to Everyday Objects

Japanese designer Daisuke Kitagawa presented a collection of objetcts titled “Tolerance” during a recent edition of DESIGNTIDE Tokyo. Using common everyday objects, Daisuke altered the wares with

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HOW TO: Make a Recycled Mustache Mirror

HOW TO: Make a Recycled Mustache Mirror

MATERIALS: - A mirror (preferably one you already have) - Fabric paint (we used Tulip non-toxic paint in black) - Mustache templates - A clean, large ziplock bag (you could also use a clean sheet of

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Israeli Designer Talia Mukmel Makes Funky Objects from Earth, Flour, Sand and String

Israeli Designer Talia Mukmel Makes Funky Objects from Earth, Flour, Sand and String

Inspired by the crafts and basic materials used by African tribes, Israeli designer Talia Mukmel created a series of the funky, bumpy containers seen above. Made using knotting techniques like macramé

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Sang Sik Hong Creates Powerful & Sexy Art by Carefully Arranging Thousands of Straws

Sang Sik Hong Creates Powerful & Sexy Art by Carefully Arranging Thousands of Straws

Sang Sik Hong works magic with drinking straws and irony, creating eye-popping sexy art. Employing thousands of standard plastic straws he managed to create great impact by de-contextualizing the flimsy

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Shira Keret Designs Sweet Reyclable Lamps Shaped like Animals

Shira Keret Designs Sweet Reyclable Lamps Shaped like Animals

Inflatable, recyclable, and super cute, Shira Keret's Animal Lamps are shaped like your favourite bird or mammal. Based in Tel Aviv, Keret creates sweet luminaires from Tyvek that emit a soft twinkling

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DIY: How to Make a Terrarium Christmas Ornament!

DIY: How to Make a Terrarium Christmas Ornament!

MATERIALS: - Moss, plants and/or twigs small enough to fit into your terrarium ornament - Some soil - Tweezers - Reusable glass ornament orb - A ribbon (we used one from an old gift box - A chain or

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LED ‘Living Light’ Springs into Bloom When People Enter a Room

LED ‘Living Light’ Springs into Bloom When People Enter a Room

Designed by Joon & Jung Studio 'The Living Light' is a LED pendant lamp that blossoms and expands when people are nearby. Using a programmed microchip, this human-centered design 'magically' gets

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Studio Gilthero Uses Light to Print Floral Silhouettes on Blueware Vases

Studio Gilthero Uses Light to Print Floral Silhouettes on Blueware Vases

Blueware Vases is a collection of white and blue ceramics inspired by traditional British Blue Willow housewares. Handmade by design Studio Glithero, this violet earthenware captures the delicate

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Recycled Hockey Sticks Transformed into Incredible Snowflakes at the Montreal Botanic Gardens

Recycled Hockey Sticks Transformed into Incredible Snowflakes at the Montreal Botanic Gardens

Stephen Lindsey of urbanproduct recently worked with Monde Ruelle Gallery to transform old hockey sticks into huge snowflake-shaped “Schtick” holiday ornaments at the Jardin Botanique de

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DIY: Transform Old Christmas Lights Into Adorable Mini Paper-Cube Lanterns

DIY: Transform Old Christmas Lights Into Adorable Mini Paper-Cube Lanterns

If you haven't yet sorted out your dazzling decorations for the holiday season, revamp last year's string lights with these pretty paper cube designs! This step by step tutorial from Wit and Whistle is

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